Mathematical Programming System
Ketron Optimization MPSIII delivers the performance, reliability, and features
that are necessary for successful mathematical programming projects. Included
are powerful tools for model generation and model management in addition
to high speed optimization. Linear, mixed-integer, and nonlinear programming
models are among the most sophisticated, highly developed tools of operations
research and management science; Ketron Optimization software components make them
possible. The primary MPSIII components are:
& Case Management
is a high performance linear programming optimizer with an optional
mixed-integer feature, MIPIII. The outstanding
mathematical programming optimizer, C-WHIZ, is based on the revised
simplex algorithm. It exploits matrix supersparsity, a powerful presolve,
and other processing protocols to minimize computer resource utilization.
C-WHIZ is descended from WHIZARD, the fast,
robust, mainframe optimizer.
model management system is the tool for mathematical programming analysts
who create application support systems. It is a model database manager
plus a data manipulation language with specific verbs for data editing,
matrix generation, optimization control, solution access, and case
the Optimization and Modeling Library, is a callable library of linear
and mixed-integer programming functions (from C-WHIZ and MIPIII) plus
the model management capability of DATAFORM. This allows you to incorporate
sophisticated optimization and modeling features into your C-, FORTRAN-,
or Basic-coded application.
the Logistics Optimization System, is an off-the-shelf supply chain
planning system. The data-driven nature of this multiple time-period
system supports the modeling of up to four echelons of distribution
plus raw material acquisition, production, and inventory for strategic
analysis and operational planning.
& System Requirements
runs on PC's, UNIX workstations, and IBM mainframes. The C-coded MPSIII
runs on all of these platforms under DOS, Windows, Linux, and UNIX; the original
mainframe system is written in assembly language and runs in the MVS
Drivers and Accessibility
GUI provides a familiar interface to MPSIII, including front-ends
for the optimizers, they are particularly useful when you are exploring
the solution controls for a new or troublesome model. The GUI gives
you access to the MPSIII utilities including a powerful matrix editor,
MATEDIT; a DATAFORM, OML table editor, TABEDIT; and a solution viewer,
is fully compliant with the Electronic and Technology Accessibility
Standards of the US Federal Regulations (Section 508). Data that are
input to or output from the MPSIII software can be either in the form
of text files, spreadsheets, or databases. In the case where the software
is invoked directly by the end-user, it can be done via keyboard input.
Intermediate results used to monitor progress of the software are written
to text files and/or to the monitor using standard operating system
parties can try MPSIII software on a no cost, no obligation basis. Visit
our downloads page to get a fully functional trial copy. If you want
us to benchmark your models on our computers, we'd be happy to do so.
Call or email us at Model Benchmarks
to determine the best way to send your model.